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Noah Lewis was drafted and inducted into the Navy in Lafayette, Louisiana. He was examined by military doctors and then...
Clarence Robert Duff recalled picking up survivors from the USS Franklin (CV-13) during the kamikaze attacks off...
As an Air Captain aboard ship [Annotator's Note: USS Hornet (CV-12)], Stewart W. Robinson was responsible for...
Normand F. Gallichant was preparing to hit the beaches of Japan just before the war ended. Defenses in Japan would have...
While in Italy, Mort Walker had heard about the holocaust but did not know much about it. It was not until later that...
Raymond Urban was called back for Korea but spent his time at Camp Pendleton [Annotator's Note: San Diego, California]...
While Benjamin Bederson's buddies were being deployed overseas, he was being interviewed by three "obvious scientists"...
The war in the Pacific was still raging when Mickey Montalbano shipped out on the USS Jason (AR-8). He stopped in...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Abner Aust to describe the mission where he shot down three Japanese Franks -...
The last mission for Mason Brownell Fitch really sticks out in his mind. Reaching into his little blue book [Annotator'...
Harry Carlson feels his most eventful missions were the nighttime missions over Japan. They were frightening at times...
John Bellecci does not think that American society today understands World War 2. Education is what won that war for us...
George Hardy came back [Annotator's Note: From Vietnam] in the spring of 1971. He had a physical and failed so he lost...
Charles Taylor was assigned to the USS Absecon (AVP-23) as the catapult officer, even though he had no training in this...
Keith Kiefer was born in January 1957 in Longview, Texas. In school, he did not get taught about World War 2 until...
In September or October 1944, Robert H. "Bob" Harris left India to return to the United States. He completed 150...
Carey Suratt left the Navy when his enlistment time was completed. In 1950, someone recommended Suratt join a new Army...
Earl Ervin Clark and the 10th Mountain Division were returning by sea when they heard about the United States dropping...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Carolyn Bridgforth what the letters exchanged with her husband while he was at...
Arthur Smith and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 13 (MTBRon 13)] set up their shore base in...
Fernando Serna was liberated from a prisoner of war camp after the war. He was treated by doctors and nurses following...
For Charles Balaza, flights of American planes over the prison camp foretold the oncoming victory. The end was near....
Returning to his memories of the prison camp, Robert Lents said it was about 25 July [Annotator's Note: 25 July 1945]...
When the atomic bombs were dropped, Fiske Hanley and his fellow prisoners were totally unaware of the events, but...
Carroll Knutson and his fellow POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] were liberated by Patton [Annotator's Note: US...
Dale Smith was aboard the USS Proteus (AS-19) 99 percent of the time. They had movies and a huge mess hall. If no...
The ship would reposition at Ulithi [Annotator's Note: Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands]. Occasionally, Japanese planes...
The war changed Bernard Smith's life like it changed everybody's. It is a different world. Up until 1945, and the...
James Gooch had an ice box on the outside porch. It was his job to put a signal out on the window, so the ice man knew...
Edward Gerrits was in Pratt, Kansas [Annotator's Note: Pratt Army Airfield, now Pratt Regional Airport, in Pratt,...
David Lehigh was friendly with officers and enlisted men. One of his friends was flying over Saigon [Annotator's Note:...
Robert Stoop went by ship to Milne Bay, New Guinea. They [Annotator's Note: Stoop and the 263th Ordinance Medium...
Catherine Long lived in a barracks with four other WAVES [Annotator's Note: Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency...
Bryon Oliver boarded a ship in Norfolk, Virginia. Twenty one days after passing through the Panama Canal, Oliver was at...
Lily Sawada had a very innovative father. He determined that it was time to leave [Annotator’s Note: the Japanese-...
Eugene DiSabatino arrived at Los Alamos and discovered that it sat on top of a mountain. In order to reach the entry to...

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